As a parent safety is always the first thing on my mind when driving, and even more so now that my youngest just turned 15 this week and will be getting her driving permit any day {yikes! how did THAT happen?}.  That means we now have to worry about both of our girls when they are out on the road.  No matter how careful we all are when driving, things can and will happen……accidents, flat tires, car trouble or running out of gas. 

We have been discussing things like how to jump a battery, how to pull over with a flat tire, what to do if she leaves the movie theater to find out she forgot to turn the headlights out, always pay attention to the gas gauge and what we would do if she was stranded an hour away from home.

Fortunately, the Good Hands Roadside Assistance service from Allstate gives us access to the Allstate 24/7 Nationwide Roadside network, with no annual fee.  That’s right! Allstate wants every driver to be safe on the road, Good Hands® Roadside Assistance is the first free-to-join, pay-per-use, roadside assistance service that is available to all drivers, not just Allstate customers. you can be in Good Hands® even if you’re not an Allstate policy holder.  I LOVE that peace of mind. 

Benefits of Allstate Good Hands® Roadside Assistance

  • You do not need to have Allstate insurance to use this assistance.  Available to everyone in the U.S.
  • Only pay for the service as you need it and when you need it – in most cases just $75 per tow and $50 per other service. No monthly fee {sweet!}
  • Service covers any driver, any car, any time, just dial 1-800-ALLSTATE
  • Download the Good HandsSM Roadside mobile app to your smartphone for faster, easier service. Available now on iPhone®. BlackBerry® and Android® available December 2010
  • You can register up to 5 users on your account

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Services Included:

  • Towing
  • Tire changes
  • Jump Starts
  • Lock Outs
  • Refueling

What a relief this program is…….knowing that help is just a phone call away and I don’t have to worry about a monthly bill to pay for “just in case”.   Knowing that any of us could be stranded on the highway with a flat tire or worse and not have to run thru our contacts to see who’s around to come help, THAT kind of service is priceless. 

You can get pre-registered with Allstate today using my widget below and you’ll receive a Welcome Kit with a wallet card, key fob and window cling so you always have the information handy! and remember, it can be used by any driver in any car! Music to my ears!!

So I have to be honest………I’m a nervous wreck knowing my youngest is ready to start driving.  Any suggestions?  We’ve been thru this once before, but it’s been 8 years and it never get’s any easier. 

5 Mandatory Rules for driving teens

  • No Texting or Calls while driving
  • No Drinking or Drug Use
  • Always use your Seatbelt
  • Don’t Speed
  • Obey Rules of the Road


Disclaimer:  This post was sponsored by Allstate.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.